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Le Marteau du Destin is a collection of haiku set for female voice with chamber ensemble. It is in five movements. The texts were taken from Japanese poets and were chosen because of their association with nature.
"Before this autumn wind/ Even the shadows of mountains/ Shudder and tremble"-Issa
"When I went out/ In the spring meadows/ To gather violets, I enjoyed myself/ So much that I stayed all night" - Akahito
"The long, long river/ A single line/ On the snowy plain" - Boncho
"Gathering wild strawberries/ My humble treat" - Basho
"O autumn winds,/ Tell me where I'm bound, to which/particular hell" - Issa
Haiku by Issa, Akahito, Boncho and Basho